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Interview: Unreal Engine 3's Future - Talks about ever-expanding UE3 ecosystem, Gears of War 2 and more

Epic founder Tim Sweeney tells Next-Gen about the ever-expanding UE3 ecosystem, and a certain game called Gears of War 2.

From his very first game, ZZT, which he designed as a kid in his Mom's basement, Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games, has always offered gamers the tools to play with his technology. Over 10,000 user-created levels were made for ZZT, so Sweeney knew there was an audience of gamers who wanted to leave their own mark in interactive entertainment.

The just-announced "$1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest," which will award a grand prize winner a license for the Unreal Engine 3 technology, is the latest example of Sweeney encouraging gamers to follow their programming dreams. Both the PC versions of Gears of War and Unreal Tournament 3 shipped with the complete toolset of UE3, which gives gamers the same technology that Epic is using for Gears of War 2.

"The next Gears of War game will have improved physics features and new lighting and rendering features," said Sweeney. "Work on the engine will continue through the whole engine cycle. There will be major new features we'll be adding two years from now that games just haven't done yet."

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Strife Lives3540d ago

Every genre has bn covered by it. Cnt wait for Mass Effect 2 and even the next Mortal Kombat game

PumPum3540d ago

Great i will get the superior version of Gears2 on pc.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3540d ago

So will I, about 6 months later for Games for Windows, since I have to have Windows to play it. Nevermind I think I'll just play the console version on day one with all that new UE3 tech thats exclusive to the 360 for a while. Ether way I have to pay MS to play the game, there is no other way around it.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3540d ago

All that new UE3 tech they showed at GDC will be in this game, Gears will set the bar for console graphics "again". Great time to own a 360, with all the quality titles comming out and library of already number one quality games. Don't forget Arcade an XMB and all that marketplace content, so much to do not enough time.

I hope they add swat roll while firing, the first Gears every time I swat rolled from cover to cover I wanted to do some blind firing while rolling.

Milky3540d ago

never thought you were THAT desperate JASON 360. I expected you to say 'Coming to a store near you' at the end of your advertisement lol.

brothersimon3540d ago

Gow 1 wasnt even better on pc lol
its sucks on pc controls are wank and it jut dont feel the same.

Ill enjoy it on my 360 ;D

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